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I Promised I’d Keep You Posted… October 3, 2007

Posted by greenlavender in Acting, Art, Empowering, Energy, Inspiration, Life, New age, Personal, Random, Spirituality.
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On my ‘Actor’ page, I wrote that I would keep you posted when I get acting jobs. So here goes.

A few weeks ago, I went to an audition for a lead role in a short film — a union production for that matter. Living in Ottawa, there aren’t that many union productions going on, compared to Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver. Let me explain about the union thing… I became part of ACTRA fairly early in my acting career, before having had the chance to gain more experience in the non-union independant world — although I have theatre experience which helps. Once you are in the union, you can not act in any non-union production. But as I said, in Ottawa, union productions are scarce. So it is probably best to get as much non-paying experience possible on your resume before getting into the union. Which wasn’t my case. I jumped on the opportunity to get my first union credit knowing that some people work years and years before even getting the chance.

One big advantage of having the ACTRA acronym on your resume is that it demonstrates in a way that you are a serious, professional actor (for non-union actors — I am in no way saying that you are not professional or serious). Plus, many union productions don’t audition actors that aren’t in the union. So yeah for me.

Anyway, to come back to the audition… I went in focusing on just doing the work and not on results — which is usually what I try to do. It went great.  I came home, my husband asked me how it went and “do you think you got it”. Well, I don’t know. You never, ever know if you got the part or not. Many factors come in to play when it comes to casting. You could have done the best audition ever, but if you don’t have that particular look they are searching for, or if you don’t quite have the chemistry with the lead actor, etc. you won’t get the part. So you can never take auditions personally, or feel rejected.  For this particular part, I was hoping to get it, but I wasn’t getting my hopes up. Do you get it? 😉

A few days later, I got the e-mail offering me the part. Well, let’s just say my hopes went WOOHOO!!! My first lead in a film! We had the first rehearsal last night, wow did I ever have fun.

I LOVE IT. I LOVE ACTING. I WAS BORN TO ACT.

I now realise that the reason why I didn’t start when I was younger was because I had years of preparation to do.  I now know myself, love myself, and trust myself — it all comes through in my acting. I also realise there’s no way I could have made it in this industry when I was younger. I wasn’t meant to do it then. I was only meant to do it now.

I want to show the world that if you follow your heart, you can do anything. I want to show the world that anything is possible. I am doing it. If I am doing it, you can do it too.

Much love,
Natasha

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1. Bill Howdle - October 3, 2007

I am so happy for you and so proud of you. You did it, congratulations in a really big way. Keep that faith you are destined for great things. As you can please keep me updated on events in general, but also the title and release date, I know it won’t be for likely quite a while but, that is something I really want to see.

2. Derry Jones - October 4, 2007

Dear Natasha
I am writing looking for suggestions and a little help for my better half. I am developing my spiritual side with help, I am also a willing developer. In my development, family in spirit have started to pass on messages to Dionne my partner, and have tried for many years to do so. She is psychic and girfted but blocks much of the contact with a fear of letting go. She is always happy to get messages but in some way still blocks spirit communicating directly.

Any suggestions?

Thank you
Derry

3. greenlavender - October 5, 2007

Bill, thank you so much for your encouragement. I will make sure to let you know when and where you can see the film. 😉

Hi Derry, Dionne is fortunate to have such a helpful better half, just like I am as well.

We sometimes block messages from fear of what the message will say. These communications we receive are most often to help us follow our path. We feel ‘safe’ in our static lives, and scared to move things — which is what us lightworkers are meant to do. Choosing to trust these messages and what the future holds needs to come from Dionne. You can help her make that choice by comforting her about what she is meant to do. She is good enough — better even. She is needed to change the world; she is part of the team.

Much love to you and Dionne.
Natasha

4. tobeme - October 5, 2007

Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!
You are living proof that you can create your reality and make your dreams come true!


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